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Offline Akira

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »
Yeah. I saw that.

I came.

But hey! Now we only have to wait four more years.
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 11:39:19 PM »
Nah, they've probably been working on it for at least a year, possibly two. I know a friend in the video game industry who works for THQ. He plays paintball with a number of Blizzard designers and execs, and he knows they've been developing the game for quite some time. In fact, Gamespot has a number of screenshots of actual game play.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 05:16:43 AM »
Hmm, when this comes out, I might actually have a decent enough computer to play it on


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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 08:27:09 AM »
You know how Blizzard is though, Tama. They always say they're going to release something (faaaar into development) and it takes them forever.

Or do you not remember Starcraft: Ghost? T____T
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 10:47:37 AM »
What Akira said.

Hopefully, they'll release it and it'll be motivation for my brother to buy a decent gaming PC.

The Marine video was pretty awesome, but the second video left a lot to be desired.
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007, 01:13:56 PM »
Freaking.  Awesome.

I can't wait for this.  I might actually buy a new computer to celebrate.

Now, all I need is Diablo III...

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 06:15:00 PM »
Starcraft II: How Shadowmage got kicked out of college.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 11:44:48 PM »
A few hours ago a gameplay video was released. It features demonstrations of many Protoss and Terran units, go check it out!

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 06:56:33 AM »
Any word on if the Xel'Naga are a playable faction?  I always figured they'd be in the next game after seeing the ending of Brood War.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 06:27:59 PM »
My gosh, as if the Protoss weren't strong enough.  That hacked UFO better cost twelve shiny Battleships and about 40 population... Although Pylons seem a lot weaker in this game than the original.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2007, 07:44:31 PM »
Starcraft 2 has some similarities with Command and Conquer 3. Both of motherships. Both have "jet pack" units. Etc.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 09:45:50 PM »
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They always say they're going to release something (faaaar into development) and it takes them forever.
Fine by me. As of right now, SCII's visuals aren't impressing me one bit, since they currently seem more like a Warcraft III mod than anything.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not nearly stupid enough to believe that the graphics shown during a game's first announcement will carry on untouched to the day of its release. All I'm saying is that, as long as they actually release it, Blizzard can take as long as they want if it means turning the shiny play-doh graphics into grittier ones that reflect the overall feel of the original Starcraft.

 
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My gosh, as if the Protoss weren't strong enough. That hacked UFO better cost twelve shiny Battleships and about 40 population... Although Pylons seem a lot weaker in this game than the original.
KEKEKE LING RUSH!! ^___^

The Protoss may be strong as hell, but they're just as slow too.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 01:38:18 AM »
I don't know about the way starcraft gaming world is running now but when I was in Korea few years ago, Terrans and Zergs were completely dominating professional leagues. I find Protoss hard to play since they cost wayy too much, don't really have that powerful force combination like marine+med+siege, guardian rush, kekeke rush, mass hydra, etc. And they can't expand mad like Zergs as well. And Carriers are out of question whenever there is a zerg involved bugger. Besides, if protoss are getting some make up, the terrans and zergs are too. And the first releases are technically beta versions, since, after professional matches they are going to release new patches to better balance the units and buildings.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 08:37:32 AM »
I don't know.  Looking at the preview, it seems that the base Protoss units can quickly be built.  I don't know how expensive they are, but looking at their strength, they will probably be cheaper in this game than in the last. Although the Invinicibles massacre the good old "siege walls",  I'm sure the folks at Blizzard made Protoss more playable (In other words, cheaper).  Rarely do professional games become wars of attrition, but once you get resources, Protoss wins.  (Unless you have Terran... In which case a few Science Vessels can wreck havoc on even Carriers.)

However, looking at the previews, it seems that only the Protoss have received a massive facelift.  Don't get me wrong, I don't advocate destroying a system that works. (Lings, lisks or Marines, Medics), but I don't recognize most of the units of Protoss while the Zergs and Terrans feel familiar.  (I'm sure there will be more changes in the future.)

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2009, 05:04:49 PM »
The thing is, a lot of the material they actually posted was actually Protoss associated. It's as if it was the first race that they really focused on, Terran being second and Zerg, unfortunately, third. I'm actually kind of happy that they're introducing a lot of new units. It give a sense of evolution to the universe.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2009, 01:31:39 AM »
The thing is, a lot of the material they actually posted was actually Protoss associated. It's as if it was the first race that they really focused on, Terran being second and Zerg, unfortunately, third. I'm actually kind of happy that they're introducing a lot of new units. It give a sense of evolution to the universe.
It's true that Zerg seemed to be shafted until the end, but I'd argue that this is a "good" thing since they're the ones that changed the most.  I'd also argue that Protoss changed to least since the only significant alterations are that they've lost Corsairs and Reavers, and the spell psionic storm is one level above what is now (though the good news is that observers are one level lower).  Their conventional zealot/goon/archon builds remain unchanged except you get the choice of two types of specialized goons instead of one.  (Warp-in is a sick technique though.)   

EDIT- My bad, DTs are one level higher.

Terran has been revamped quite a bit since both the conventional bio build and the mechanic build are thrown out the window.  Sure, the conventional tanks pushing strategy will probably remain the same, but with no medics, the bio build will look completely different, focusing more on marauders.  Also, the lack of vultures (and quick spider mines) will make it harder for Terran to gain map control early game, but to be fair, the Hellion is a solid enough harassment unit so Terrans can get tanks out.  P.S has anyone figured out how the hell can you can actually use reapers?

As for Zerg... Quite frankly, I don't recognize this race anymore.  There are no sunkens/spores so the race becomes very vulnerable early game (forcing Zerg players to early harass with lings).  The Overlords don't have detection so you actually have to worry about DTs.  Hydralisks are no longer the swiss army knife of the race since they cost twice the control and twice the vespene (I suppose this means that roaches will take the place of hydras).  Dark Swarm is gone, and what in the world happened to the Queen?  Don't get me wrong.  I do love this drastic change, and due to how open ended this race is, I am most eager to play Zerg once this game comes out... Though, given Blizzards track record, by the time this game comes out, I would have finished my bachelors, gotten my graduate degree and solidified a tenure at my place of occupation.
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2009, 11:15:19 AM »
Where did you find all this info? I mean, the main site for StarCraft 2 hasn't been updated with any new units or anything...

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2009, 11:36:41 AM »
Where did you find all this info? I mean, the main site for StarCraft 2 hasn't been updated with any new units or anything...
Most of my info I get from the web. I'll tell you outright that they are not very accurate (since Blizzard seems to be coming out with new tweaks weekly); however, here are two sites that I use to look at the general builds.
 
http://communitystarcraft.com/
http://www.sc2armory.com/

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2009, 12:08:51 PM »
I see... well... I guess that's Blizzard for you?

So do you still play SC often?

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2009, 12:37:16 PM »
I used to play Starcraft a lot, but these days I play very little of it every once in a while.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2009, 02:30:55 PM »
I used to play Starcraft a lot, but these days I play very little of it every once in a while.

Same here, though probably because I absolutely sucked at online play.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2009, 12:25:55 AM »
ZERG RUSH!

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2009, 06:07:05 AM »
My thoughts exactly.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2011, 03:07:17 PM »
I just got SC2. Anyone here up for a game?  ;D

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2011, 04:48:12 PM »
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2011, 07:40:26 PM »
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2011, 07:54:51 PM »
So I just had a few games with Shadowmage. Played five 1v1s (in which I got completely decimated) and he was kind enough to give a newbie a lot of insightful tips. We then played a few rounds of 2v2s. We won 3 games and lost 2, so got put in the Silver League. xD

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2011, 03:20:32 AM »
I'll get SC2 when I return to the US and then we can have a league Team NHRV. We'll be playing so much Sorrow will be wondering where all his minions have gone to.

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 01:07:00 PM »
Alternatively, you can buy the game as well. It's the RTS of the decade!

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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
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Re: They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced
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